5 Reasons to be at the Science and Triathlon World Conference

For three days the sport's top experts and researchers will talk about the science and research around coaching triathlon. Don't miss this opportunity to learn the latest tricks of the trade.

| October 26, 2017 | NEWS

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Looking to improve your coaching skills or simply learn more about the sport? For the first time ever the International Triathlon Union is holding its Science and Triathlon Conference outside Europe. This year's event takes place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada from December 5 to 8.

It's a great opportunity to hear from some of the brightest minds in the world of sports science. Here are five reasons you should be in Edmonton in December:

An innovative and interesting program

It's hard to imagine any coach or athlete isn't interested in some of the main components of the conference program.

"The conference will aim to answer questions around pacing and periodization, talent identification, enhancing parents interactions, overtraining, heart health and discuss the current evidence and best practices for altitude training, competing in the heat and pollution," according to the event website. "The formal program will end with all of the conference experts joining together to make educated guesses on what the future holds for the sport of triathlon."

World renowned expert speakers/ Networking opportunities

The list of speakers for the event is beyond impressive, including: Inaki Arenal, Malcolm Brown, Dr. Stephen Cheung, Dr. Jean Cote, Dr. Carl Foster, Dr. Jack Goodman, Alex Hutchinson, Dr. Camilla Knight, Dr. Michael Koehle, Dr. Pierre-Nicolas Lemyre, Dr. Gregoire Millet, Mark Pollack and Dr. Ross Tucker.

We all know that one of the biggest benefits to taking part in a conference is the opportunity to meet and interact with other coaches and experts in the field.

International coaching credits

Participants will be able to earn credits for a variety of associations and societies, including:

  • 15 Credits – Canadian Society of Exercise Physiologists (CSEP)
  • 14 Credits – Alberta Fitness Leadership Certification Association (AFLCA)
  • 8 Credits – United States of America Triathlon (USAT)
  • BJSM – Bristish Journalism of Sports Medicine ‘Quality Approved International Education’ Seal of approval

Take in the TrainingPeaks University

From Monday December 4 to 5 you can take part in the TrainingPeaks University (if you sign up for this you can enjoy special extended early bird pricing for the ITU Science and Triathlon Conference). The workshop is designed to help you use TrainingPeaks more efficiently.

More information is available here.

Discounted flights and ski trip packages

Not that anyone would want to do anything other than learn, of course, but for those who might want to sneak away for some of the world's best skiing, there is the opportunity to take in some discounted ski packages in Jasper National Park, part of the spectacular Canadian Rockies.

For more information on the conference, go to science.triathlon.org

To register for the conference, click here.